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Moses McNeil

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Moses McNeil
Co founder of Glasgow Rangers Football Club, Rangers and Scotland Footballer - a true Footballing Pioneer

Moses McNeil was born October 29, 1855, Rhu, at Belmore House, in Rhu on October 29th 1855 to John and Jean McNeil. His father John was gardener at the residence, the summer retreat of Glasgow corn merchant, John Honeyman. Mother Jean Bain was from Downpatrick in Ulster. Moses had ten siblings, including brother Peter, two of whom died in infancy.

Rev Archibald Eneas Robertson

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Rev Archibald Eneas Robertson
The First Munroist

Archibald Eneas Robertson was born in Helensburgh in 1870, the son of a prosperous Victorian merchant, and he is widely credited with being the first person to successfully climb every Munro to become the World’s first “Munro Bagger”!

Emma Richards MBE

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Emma Richards
Yachtswoman & First British woman to complete the Around Alone

Emma Sanderson (nee Richards) was born in 1975, and first came to Scotland at the age of five when her father was appointed in 1980 to the Chair of Aeronautics and Fluid Mechanics at the University of Glasgow. The family settled in Helensburgh, an ideal location for them to indulge in their hobby of sailing, an activity at which Emma excelled at an early age, at 11 she was competing in dinghy world championships.

Malcolm Finlayson

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Malcolm Finlayson
Scotland’s greatest uncapped Keeper

Malcolm Finlayson was born on June 14, 1930 in Alexandria. Malcolm loved football and played for his School and the local boys brigade teams. By the time he was 11 he was playing for under -17 year age teams. At 15 he played three times as a trialist for Dumbarton and three times in Celtic reserves.

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